Graft Prosthetic Composite
(Recycled Tumour Graft/Allograft)
What is Allograft prosthetic composite reconstruction (APC)?
APC reconstruction involves combining prosthesis and massive bone allograft or tumor graft. The allograft provides a source of bone stock and a site for tendon insertions, while the prosthesis provides a reliable and stable articulation and some support for the allograft, which improves the functional capability. An appropriate allograft is selected and the articular surface is removed and substituted with modular prosthesis. The allograft is then fixed to host bone with plate and screws. Major advantages in children and young adults are the good to excellent function and bone stock available for future revision surgeries or complications.